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The Most Powerful Modern Rimfire Cartridge

17Compared6df5cbFor 2013, Winchester Ammunition is arming small game hunters with the most revolutionary rimfire cartridge in the company’s almost 150-year history–the .17 Winchester Super Magnum.

The .17 Win Super Mag has the downrange performance of a centerfire cartridge at only a fraction of the cost. For the first time in history, hunters can expect pinpoint accuracy and devastating performance from a rimfire cartridge at ranges well past 200 yards.
“Our engineers have been developing the top-secret .17 Win Super Mag caliber for more than three years and the rimfire revolution begins now,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales, marketing and strategy.  “At 3,000 feet per second it’s the fastest modern rimfire cartridge on the planet. The downrange energy deposited by the .17 Win Super Mag will be a game-changer for varmint and predator hunters everywhere.”

17WSM_front_view_HR_3_The .17 Win Super Mag will initially be offered in three bullet types: a 20-grain plastic tip in the Varmint HV (High Velocity) line, 25-grain plastic tip in the Varmint HE (High Energy) line and a 20-grain jacketed hollow point in the legendary Super-X line. Each .17 Win Super Mag bullet will far surpass the long-range wind drift and bullet-drop limitations of popular rimfire calibers like .22 Win Mag and .17 HMR, while depositing more than 150 percent more energy than both.

“Part of the appeal of rimfire ammunition to high-volume shooters is the relatively low cost,” added Flaugher. “With the launch of .17 Win Super Mag, now hunters will get the downrange performance of a centerfire cartridge at the more affordable price point of traditional rimfire ammunition. It’s the best of both worlds for our customers.”
.17 Win Super Mag specifications:

Symbol Sub Brand Bullet Weight/Type Muzzle Velocity
S17W20 Varmint HV 20-gr Plastic Tip 3,000 fps
S17W25 Varmint HE 25-gr Plastic Tip 2,600 fps
X17W20 Super-X 20-gr JHP 3,000 fps

Each of the brand-new .17 Win Super Mag symbols will be offered in 50-round boxes and 1,000-round cases. The ammunition will be available at Winchester dealers by April 2013.

New Expert Edge Predator Call Combo Pack

Expert-Edge-Predator-Call-Combo-PackThe new Expert Edge Predator Combo Pack from Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls contains three new Primal Series Infinity Latex diaphragm calls that allow users to create both coyote and bobcat vocalizations as well as prey in distress sounds.

The Expert Edge Predator Combo Pack contains three Primal Series Infinity Latex calls–the Cat’s Meow single reed, Double Talk’n Dog double reed and the Triple Dog Pounder triple reed. The pack also includes an instructional DVD by world predator calling champion Steve Criner with plenty of tips for getting started.

The Expert Edge Predator Combo Pack sells for a suggested retail price of $9.99.